Editor's Note

The perfect CIO storm

The challenges for military CIOs are overwhelming. At the same time, the convergence of those challenges has caused a transformative moment in military history.

New Internet policy was urgently needed by DOD

The sooner the military can learn to conduct its business in today's contested environment, the better, says Defense Systems editor Wyatt Kash.

Insourcing's false economy

The Obama administration's efforts to cut contractor jobs — and bring the work back into the federal agencies — might make it harder for the military to accelerate technology improvement initiatives.

Getting on with the Cyber Command

However distracted Congress might be, a quick approval of Lt. Gen. Keith Alexander -— and Howard Schmidt -— represents a crucial step forward in addressing the nation’s mounting national cybersecurity concerns.

Politics wreak havoc on DOD's funding priorities

This year’s appropriations bill, perhaps more than usual, seemed to pit the military’s need to better provide for its warfighters against the pressures faced by lawmakers to protect jobs.

Making warfighters' systems smarter

Warfighters and commanders are benefiting from an increasingly rich array of intelligence information as a result of greater collaboration and technology improvements.

Nothing like a challenge

The Army aspires to deploy a global enterprise e-mail system accessible from anywhere in the world with a single-sign-on account.

Sorenson on right track

The command post of the future is still a work in progress. But there’s no question, it’s the right vision.

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